Tell us a bit about yourself and your role at REGnosys
I’ve always had a passion for figuring out how things work, which, combined with role models in technology, lead me to study computer science at university. During my placement and early career, I found a love for web design and development, and a passion for solving complex problems.
In my current role, I’m responsible for a multitude of different things from the development of new products and retiring legacy code to maintaining our flagship platform, Rosetta. I enjoy the diverse nature of my role and the opportunity to improve upon my technical ability every day.
I was lucky to have role models and support to pursue my career aspirations, but I know not everyone is as fortunate. As Vice Chair of the WISE Young Professionals Board I have the opportunity to discuss issues faced by young professionals in STEM industries as well as championing women in STEM careers. Outside of work you can either find me playing video games with friends or reading on my kindle.
Why did you choose to work at REGnosys?
I was eager to challenge myself to take on cutting-edge technologies and step out of my comfort zone. The start-up mentality at REGnosys has allowed me to integrate quickly into a dynamic team that provides complex software solutions for our array of clients from top-tier banks, law firms and standard-setting bodies.
A day in the life: what’s your typical working day like? (If applicable: remote vs in office)
As someone who primarily works remotely, my day typically begins by touching base with the rest of the team to discuss active projects we are collaborating on. At lunch time, I take some time to get out in the fresh air and walk my dogs which often helps me step back and assess the ‘bigger picture’ if I am stuck on a task. Then, I prioritise my remaining tasks in the afternoon, keeping in regular contact the rest of the team.
A message to your younger self: tips for success in the industry
I have always been quite driven, often putting myself under considerable pressure to succeed. If I were to advise my younger self (and possibly my current self!), it would be that nobody knows everything. There is a reason for specialities, and different team members must work together to utilise their collective strengths.